Nollywood actor and member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Desmond Elliot, says the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is his godfather.
Reacting to the “Edo no be Lagos” campaign by Governor Obaseki and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the Edo governorship election at a rally in Benin, Elliot admitted that he is a product of godfatherism.
The APC lawmaker representing Surulere Constituency slammed Obaseki for saying that the practice of godfatherism continued in Lagos State for 13 years after Bola Tinubu left the office as governor.
He also mocked the governor’s effective campaign strategy to mobilize Edo state residents to vote for him and godfatherism.
He said: “Asiwaju Tinubu as never for one day asks me to do something that he knows will be detrimental. He is a progressive man.”
Speaking on Obaseki’s aim to end godfatherism in Edo, Desmond Elliot said;
“Let me tell you, loyalty is important. A godfather always looks for the interest of the people.
“What does he mean by Edo can’t be Lagos. Lagos state makes an IGR of over 30 billion every month. You cannot hear about unpaid salaries or pension, so why would you say Edo cant be Lagos because you are trying to sell an idea.”